Bixby the guard cat at Santa Ana Botanic Garden keeps an eye on unexpected visitors recently at the Garden’s nursery. Free garden admission will be offered for schoolteachers, administrators and their immediate family (with ID). 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 15. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Comic book art demonstrations, collectibles and art dealers from around southern California with new and vintage comic books, graphic novels, original art, prints, action figures, games and collectibles. Live music with The West Coast Avengers at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Claremont Packing House.
A two-tailed swallowtail butterfly hovers over an agapanthus bloom during a recent bright sunny day in north Claremont. The humidity that followed our unusual rain last week will begin to subside, resulting in warm but pleasant days. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pizza a Modo Mio bianca is featured at Tutti Mangia during Restaurant Week, which concludes July 19. The pizza includes bacon, arugula and three different cheeses. There are also plenty of other dining specials throughout Claremont. COURIER photo/Jenelle Rensch
Selene Perez, left, and Leah Trank practice for last year's Midsummer Shakespeare Festival presented by Ophelia's Jump. This year's performances take place July 16 through 26 at Pomona College's Sontag Greek Theatre. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Claremont resident Robin Ring plays the National Anthem on her accordion while riding on Active Claremont's truck during last year's Fourth of July parade on Indian Hill Boulevard. The group was celebrating 200 years of the National Anthem with a trio of musicians that included Christopher Calaycay, Mel Hagelbarger and Ms. Ring. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
Pedestrian traffic is light during the morning hours as an Amtrak train pulls into Claremont for a regular stop. Our weather will remain quite summer-like and hot as high temperatures will hover around 90 for the next week. Be sure to check out all the Claremont events for the Fourth!
John York is a singer, composer and instrumentalist well-known as a former member of the Byrds with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White and Gene Parsons. He was a member of the Sir Douglas Quintet (with Dr. John) and The Mamas and The Papas touring band. He played bass for Johnny Rivers and Lightnin’ Hopkins. He performs solo or with his own band, The Jangle Brothers. Mr. York will perform this Saturday at a Gelencser House Concert.
Every second and forth Sunday of the month, Claremont Craft Ale’s tasting room hosts a yoga class taught by the instructors at Claremont Yoga. The "Yoga on Tap" class is $15 and includes a pint of beer (for ages over 21) to enjoy after the class is complete. All skill levels are welcome.
CLAREMONT GARDEN CLUB Feeling the garden effects of the drought? Wishing for more of the three B’s (butterflies, birds and bees)? Local botanist and landscape designer Susan Schenk will talk about how naturally water-wise native plants can help mitigate the habitat loss that is affecting your native wildlife and attract them to your garden. Free to the public. Enter Pilgrim Place from Sixth Street and bear left, right onto Avery Road.
Trumpet player Simon Moore helps the CHS Jazz Ensemble kick off the annual Spring Concert at El Roble Intermediate School on Tuesday. The concert was directed by Melanie Riley-Gonzalez and included a wide variety of music from the String Orchestra, Drum-line, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble and Combined Ensembles. COURIER photo/Collette Weinberger
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden welcomes the Claremont Folk Festival back for its 32nd exciting year of live music, an artists’ village, music and art workshops, great food and children’s entertainment on Saturday, May 30. The Claremont Folk Festival is presented by the Folk Music Center and Museum, a Claremont nonprofit organization. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The Our Lady of the Assumption Church LA chapter of Pax Christi will join La Verne’s Church of the Brethren and other local social justice groups hosting an ice cream social. Music will be provided by Steve Rushing Wind & the Native Groove. Beneficiaries of the event are the Christian and Muslim victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria. The pastor of the La Verne congregation is Nigerian-born Susan Boyer. The national Church of the Brethren aims to raise one million dollars for victims of terrorism with help from supporters of all faiths. Other sponsors are the Progressive Christians United and the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16.
The OLA Fiesta at Our Lady of the Assumption Church returns to Claremont for a 68th year on May 8, 9 and 10 at 435 Berkeley Ave. Historically among the most popular events in the city, the fiesta attracts 15,000 visitors over the weekend to its renowned international food booths, big carnival rides and live entertainment. Ethnic food is prepared by OLA’s own Hispanic, Vietnamese and Filipino communities. Admission is free. Hours are Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8 p.m. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff